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To Smash the Cake or Not

Feeding cake at a wedding is a time-honored tradition that symbolizes the newlyweds’ commitment to each other. It’s a sweet and playful moment that’s often captured in photos and videos. However, there are some things to consider when feeding cake at a wedding to ensure that everything goes smoothly and that all guests feel comfortable. Here are some tips to help you feed cake at your wedding.

Choose the Right Size of Cake

When choosing a cake for your wedding, make sure it’s the right size. You don’t want a cake that’s too small, as it won’t be enough to feed all your guests. At the same time, you don’t want a cake that’s too big, as it will go to waste. Aim for a cake that’s the right size for your guest count.

Coordinate with Your Caterer

Make sure to coordinate with your caterer on how the cake will be served. They will help you determine the best way to cut and serve the cake to your guests. Make sure they have all the necessary equipment, such as cake knives and plates.

Decide Who Will Feed the Cake

Decide who will feed the cake to each other. Traditionally, the bride and groom feed each other, but you can switch it up or have your bridal party join in. Make sure everyone knows their role and is comfortable with it.

Be Mindful of Guests with Dietary Restrictions

Make sure to consider guests with dietary restrictions when choosing your cake. If you have guests who are gluten-free, vegan, or have other dietary restrictions, make sure to have alternative desserts available for them.

Be Mindful of Mess

Feeding cake can be a messy affair, so make sure to be mindful of your attire and your guests. You may consider having a napkin or towel handy to clean up any messes.

To Smash or Not?

I've seen many feedings over the years. I've also seen couples have their first fight in public as newlyweds; don't let this be you. Talk with your partner in advance to make this decision; don't assume either party is exciting about making a mockery of a moment. Be sure you are both on the same page. If you're afraid about getting cake on your dress, make it funny and bring a giant blue tarp to coverup. Either way, communicate this with your photographer, videographer or other vendors so they can help you make it a happy moment.

Have Fun with It!

Feeding cake is a fun and playful moment, so have fun with it! Don’t be afraid to get creative and have fun with the cake-cutting and feeding. It’s a moment you’ll remember for years to come.

In conclusion, feeding cake at a wedding is a sweet and playful moment that symbolizes the newlyweds’ commitment to each other. By choosing the right size of cake, coordinating with your caterer, deciding who will feed the cake, being mindful of guests with dietary restrictions, being mindful of mess, and having fun with it, you can create a memorable experience for you and your guests. Don’t be afraid to get creative and have fun with the process!

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